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Will DBKL defeat ratepayers?

Will DBKL defeat ratepayers?

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) may have postponed its assessment rate hike after the public protested. But is it likely that ratepayers will be able to stop the hike? Former Petaling Jaya councillor KW Mak explains how it may not matter at all what ratepayers think and want.

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: The implications of Kuala Besut

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: The implications of Kuala Besut

VOTERS in the Kuala Besut state constituency of Terengganu will go to the polls again in just two days. What are the implications of either an Umno or PAS victory?

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Breaking the cycle of polarised politics

Breaking the cycle of polarised politics

GE13 has come and gone, but the partisan blame game continues. How do we “move on”? Are more rallies the answer? The challenge really is for the rakyat to be more democratic than either the government or the opposition – in the hope that, over time, our politicians will follow our lead.

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BN’s challenge of legitimacy

FROM the arrest of Opposition politicians and activists to heightened ethnocentrism and threats of violence to the excommunication of Malay critics, the BN seems to be on overdrive. And with its legitimacy in the balance, we can expect far more threats and repression for a while yet.

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Where does Malaysia go from GE13?

Where does Malaysia go from GE13?

SOME countries move from relatively democratic systems to more authoritarian ones such as Malaysia in the 1970s. Others from authoritarianism toward democracy. What can the experiences of these other countries tell us about where we go from GE13? And what choices lie ahead of those who want change?

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A minority government in power

A minority government in power

HOW did a minority coalition get into power in Malaysia’s recent general election? Refsa explains how the BN secured less popular votes than PR and yet still won more seats in Parliament.

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